LOS ANGELES (AP) Southern California has fired Steve Sarkisian one day after the troubled coach was put on leave.
Athletic director Pat Haden announced his decision Monday in a brief statement.
Sarkisian was put on indefinite leave on Sunday after the school determined he wasn't in condition to lead practice. Offensive coordinator Clay Helton was appointed interim coach.
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The school hasn't been specific about Sarkisian's problems, but the second-year coach had an embarrassing public display in August at a pep rally where he appeared to be intoxicated while giving a speech.
Sarkisian went 12-6 at USC, where he was an assistant coach under Pete Carroll with the program's dominant teams of the past decade. He spent five years as Washington's head coach until 2013.